“Light bends. Einstein said so. It bends, pulled by the gravity of intervening clusters of stars. Light bends, like memory, pulling the past into view again and again as intervening clusters of life events, crises, communities, children, and common everyday occurrences drag its attention away from an intended trajectory. Memory can skim over burdens once fraught with suffering or embrace a moment so short but so light filled that it expands across a lifetime. Or, sometimes, it brings startling new revelations from an old experience, something we thought familiar becomes new and strange. Light and memory bend, pulled by gravity and the never- ending search for their origins.”

— Alison Melotti-Cormack

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